GPM Consulting is an independent 100% privately owned company operating within the intersection of public and private sectors. The company was established by a group of local and international experts with the goal of providing a broad range of highly professional consulting services to a selective range of clients. Two decades of proven experience of our experts in various fields enable us to provide services and assistance to public and private sector, international organizations and agencies. Originally the Company was established in 2003 under the name GPM Group. After operating for two years, due to changes of the ownership structure, by merging the consulting and training experience of 5 local and 3 international experts, in April 2005 the Company was transformed in GPM Consulting. Aware of the globalization processes and the modern trend to merge a wide variety of diverse services to achieve the most dynamic results, we succeeded in pooling together over 400 local and over 1600 international experts and establishing a dynamic business. As the number of our experts continued to increase, in a very short period of time we were able to extend the range of our expertise to projects financed by the Macedonian Government, other Governments and international donors. Our prime interest is mainly focused on the projects financed by the European Union - European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) and the European Training Foundation (ETF). This does not exclude participation on projects financed by other donors such as the World Bank (WB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Italian Foreign Trade Institute (ICE), UNDP, USAID, GTZ etc. The basic core services we deliver to our clients focus on HIGH PROFILED EXPERTISE covering wide and diverse range of specializations. This approach allows us to attain not only single sector projects but also a complete covering of sometimes highly demanding multidisciplinary projects dealing with variety of cross-sectoral issues. Our expertise includes specializations available to both public and private sector in the areas of Transport and Infrastructure, Environment, Energy, Rural Development and Agriculture, LED and Local Self Government, Decentralization, Trade and Investments, SME Development, Finances and Banking, Auditing and Education (VET, LLL, Adult training). Furthermore, aiming to provide best suitable support directly to the SMEs and the private sector in general, GPM Consulting offers one of the most extensive selection of essential services to current and potential clients: Feasibility Studies, EIA, Start Up, Management, Human Resources & Recruiting, Strategic Planning, Business Plan Development & Implementation, Financing & Funding, Accounting, Auditing, Guarantee and Collateral Arrangements, Financial Analysis & Planning, Mediation and Dispute Settlement, Complete Legal Assistance, Intellectual Property, Standardization and Accreditation, Market Assessment, Sales & Marketing. As a member of various high profiled international consortiums GPM Consulting has been awarded several EC Framework Service Contracts such as EC Framework Service Contract BENEF 2009 – EuropeAid/127054/C/SER/Multi - Lot 9: Culture, Education, Employment and Social (2+2 years FWC 2009-2013); ETF Framework Service Contract for Macedonia (2+2 years FWC 2006-2010); EC Framework Service Contract - DG TREN/R1/350-2008 3 Framework contract relating to legal, economic and technical assistance work in the fields of energy and transport, Lot 3: technical assistance activities (2+2 years FWC 2009-2013) etc. Following the successful legal expertise support and awarding of works contracts to an international construction company on international tenders in Macedonia, since February 2009 GPM Consulting in collaboration with its international partner have established ITALMAK Constructions – Macedonian construction company engaged in the execution of these contracts. As a multidisciplinary consulting company, aimed to strengthen its expertise capacities in the environmental sector, in February 2010 GPM Consulting has completed the acquisition of the majority shear (51%) of ENVIRO Resources – Macedonian environmental consulting company. A part of being strongly engaged in investing in its own HR and expertise capacities, committed to further strengthen and expand the business, GPM Consulting in the last years has invested in different real estate projects. GPM Consulting maintains a core staff of consultants and instructors, as well as an extensive network of partners. The company has a depth of resources that enables it to select teams of the most qualified and effective professional and technical experts to match the specific and sometimes changing needs of clients, as well as the capacity to assemble consortia for larger assignments. Considering our multi-disciplinary approach, our staff includes specialists with a high level of experience and expertise in different fields – MSc and Ph.D. holders in economics, law, highly profile experts in education and training, HRD, sociology, logistics, management, investment and trade promotion, business administration, engineers and agronomists. Such an approach allows us to provide personnel for all project positions (Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders, Office Managers, Long Term and Short Term International and Local Experts, Senior Assistants etc.).